date_range Starts on April 4, 2016
event_note End date April 10, 2016
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assignment Level : Introductive
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Find out how to integrate a sustainable development strategy into your company with this free online course.

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Syllabus

This free online course will cover the basic definitions and history of sustainable development and sustainability in business - from a niche interest to the present day. We’ll find out how and why businesses now routinely incorporate sustainable development, via corporate social responsibility policies, product innovation and new business models. Explore the key drivers to sustainability We’ll explore the key drivers to sustainability: the use of standards; the importance of stakeholder engagement; governance (including the use of codes of conduct); innovation for sustainability; the use of metrics and indicators; and the application of management tools. We’ll also touch on international perspectives towards sustainable development and how these impact on business activities around the world. Influence sustainable development in your own company The course will help you assess each topic in relation to your own business experiences, whatever sector interests you and wherever in the world you’re based. We’ll explore how you can use your personal interests to influence sustainable development in your company.
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Instructors

  • Dr Emma Emanuelsson
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Platform

Futurelearn

FutureLearn is a massive open online course (MOOC) learning platform founded in December 2012.

It is a company launched and wholly owned by The Open University in Milton Keynes, England. It is the first UK-led massive open online course learning platform, and as of March 2015 included 54 UK and international University partners and unlike similar platforms includes four non-university partners: the British Museum, the British Council, the British Library and the National Film and Television School.

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